Comedy Night at Sally Tomatoes in Rohnert Park

Top Comedy Spots in Sonoma County

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Nothing tops off a day spent touring and tasting better than a quiet chuckle or a deep belly laugh. Humor adds spice to life, and Sonoma County offers several venues to catch live comedy shows.

Here's a quick round-up of chances to relax, kick back, and enjoy a good laugh in the Sonoma Wine Country.

Sally Tomatoes, Rohnert Park

This nightclub and café hosts a national headliner comedian monthly presented by Barrel Proof Comedy. And each Tuesday, Tony Sparks of San Francisco hosts the Laughing Tomato Comedy Showcase, with a line-up of seven or eight local and San Francisco Bay Area comics. Admission for the headliner show varies from $25-$40, depending on who is performing. The comedy showcase is free. Sally Tomatoes offers full bar service and a café-style menu, with burgers, buffalo wings, soups, salads, and more.
Sally Tomatoes, 1100 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park, 707-665-9472

The Laugh Cellar, Various Locations 

This "mobile wine country comedy club" offers world-class stand up comedy shows for adults at a variety of locations, including the Flamingo Resort and Spa in Santa Rosa and Deerfield Ranch Winery in Kenwood. The Laugh Cellar is powered by the wine country comedy production company Crushers of Comedy. Check their calendar for dates and locations of their comedy shows.
The Laugh Cellar, various locations, 707-318-3845

Double Decker Lanes Comedy Night, Rohnert Park

The second Tuesday of each month, laughs from Comedy Night fill the lounge area at this 50-lane bowling alley. Shows are from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and admission is free. 

The lounge offers a full-service bar with a large selection of domestic and imported beers. The adjacent snack bar serves burgers, sandwiches, snacks, and, on weekends only, breakfast. Comedy Night is produced by Nick Hoffman Entertainment and Brian Thomas.
Double Decker Lanes, 300 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park, 707-585-0226

Various Breweries & Bars in Sonoma County

Many bars, pubs and breweries host weekly or monthly comedy shows to watch while enjoying some craft beer.

At 8 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month, a selection of comics from around the Bay Area and beyond take over the Fogbelt Brewing Company taproom in Santa Rosa to make people laugh. This show is a $5 cover and hosted by Cody Smit. 

In addition to Fogbelt, other places that hold weekly or monthly comedy shows include Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol, and the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa. 

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Barrel Proof Comedy produces comedy shows and weekly podcasts that are recorded in Santa Rosa. The Barrel Proof Comedy Podcast features local comedians Steve Ausburne and Casey Williams. Each week they taste a new whiskey (many of them local) and review it while discussing pop culture from the 80s and 90s. It's like reliving your childhood, but this time with bourbon! They also record a live show once a month at Sally Tomatoes where they taste whiskey with the audience and feature three stand up comics who perform, taste, and chat with the hosts. 

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts brings nationally-recognized comedians to its stage several times a year (50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, 707-546-3600)

Written by Sonoma Insider Patricia Lynn Henley.